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You Should Avoid VC Money at All Costs, According to This Top Investor

Gil Penchina, one of the top angel investors in the Silicon Valley, explains why you should not take venture capital money to grow your business.<p>I recently had the chance to sit down with Gil Penchina - one of the top investors and operators in the Silicon Valley. Gil is known for being critical to …

The #1 Thing Holding Entrepreneurs Back & the 3 Steps to Defeat It

<i>Brian Shimmerlik is the Co-Founder and CEO at Vengo, which produces digital wall-mounted vending machines. He earned his BBA at the Ross School of Business and his MBA at NYU Stern. Brian recently spoke at The Blackstone Charitable Foundation Texas Announcement and his remarks can be viewed</b> …

Solar panels have gotten thinner than a human hair. Soon they’ll be everywhere.

One of the reasons I think solar photovoltaic power is going to take over the world is that it is scalable in a way no other power source can be. It can be used to build multi-hundred-megawatt power plants, or it can be scaled down. Way down.<p>How far down? Try less than the width of a human …

Colombia sheds cocaine capital image as economy grows

Colombia's days of drugs, "narcos" and dogged warfare are fading -- even if a certain Netflix show is heating up.<p>Once Pablo Escobar's battleground for drug war, Colombia is shedding its image as a cocaine capital, countering that with an economy that's growing, weaving closer ties with the U.S., …

Meet Boston’s new crop of cool startups

Ordinarily, riding a bike up Corey Hill in Brookline is a thigh-searing, lung-wringing workout. But on a recent morning, I hopped onto a sleek, white …

From Broke To A Billionaire Overnight - Here‘s How You Do It

I have covered the subject of fundraising extensively in this blog and also in my book <i>The Art of Startup Fundraising,</i> since fundraising is one of the …

Entrepreneurship

Best Honeymoon Hotels: Central America and South America

<i>Picking the perfect honeymoon location is no easy feat — countless destinations, endless hotel options, and finding the ideal spot to suit both you and your new spouse's needs... how do you choose? Well, we've got you covered. Whether you're looking for inexpensive honeymoon ideas, ultra-romantic</i> …

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Why the Bitcoin Blockchain Is the Biggest Thing Since the Internet

Shutterstock photo<p>The early history of Bitcoin is often compared to the early days of the Internet. Although some say the killer applications for the …

Growth hacking 101 for your startup

Confused about growth hacking and what it can do for your startup? Bozena Pieniazek of Growth Hacking Asia gives us the low down

Pregnancy didn’t stop this entrepreneur from bringing her media startup to $1M revenue

News of startups raising funds has become so common that a newbie to the scene might assume that it is a compulsory step on a fledgling company’s …

Reaching First Jhana: How to Reach Spiritual Enlightenment

Why Is Success So Elusive? Because You Have Not Tried Hard Enough

The great thing about about starting a company is that, if you really do work hard enough, it will succeed.<p>In the last month, about 300 people have contacted me for career advice.<p>To be honest, it is a bit overwhelming. I've done my best to answer these inquiries, and I brought it on myself since my …

Financial Services

8 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make That No One Talks About

These easily avoided yet common pitfalls can make or break your startup's success.<p>Entrepreneurs are commonly described as: competitive, evangelizing, risk taking, nimble, scrappy, and visionary. However, there is a broader skillset and mindset that entrepreneurs require to be successful.<p>I'm going …

Entrepreneurship

22 Financial Technology Startups You Need to Know

Here are the FinTech companies I've found are making the biggest difference in our lives today.<p>Consumer-facing business is always changing, and it's our job to stay on top of current trends so that our businesses thrive online. Financial technology (also known online as "FinTech") is shifting the …

Existential Thinking Can Drive Entrepreneurs Past Disruption

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Fifteen years ago, a small and relatively unknown start-up named Netflix approached the behemoth called Blockbuster and offered to co-create a new online content delivery method. Blockbuster passed on the offer.<p>Just a month ago, Sweet …

Innovation

5 Steps to Identifying Potential Investors That Are Right for You

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Fundraising for a startup is one of the most exhilarating and nerve-racking experiences for an entrepreneur. At the outset, the world seems like an open oyster, where many opportunities abound. In the U.S. alone, there are nearly 1,000 VC …

Investing

To use this drone, just throw it in the air and start running

The consumer drone industry is increasingly positioning itself as a maker of flying cameras, not autonomous robots. The goal is a sort of self-aware GoPro that you will allow anyone to be their own aerial cinematographer. Today a startup called Lily is trying to move a step closer to that future …

Drones

Biggest Startup Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

No matter the industry or your experience, launching a new company is a risky endeavor. Forbes contributor Tom Taulli reached out to some successful founders and asked what lesson they advise entrepreneurs to keep in mind.

Entrepreneurship

Small Biz Ahead

Allie Johnson<p>If you're a hands-on small business owner, it's crucial to plan for a day when a crisis — a sudden illness, family emergency, or travel …

How to Launch (And Why Scaling Doesn’t Matter)

In the early days of starting up, the ability to scale is overrated. “Scale,” in case you haven’t heard the term, refers to the concept that there …

Startups